Coworking today is much more than just simply working alongside other business owners. It’s main priority is about bringing people together, and fostering a community that encourages and supports business growth. If you’re new to coworking or thinking of signing up, we’ve put together a complete guide of everything you need to know below!
Start by booking a tour
While you may want to just jump in and start working, it’s always best to tour the place first to make sure it fits your needs and the environment matches what your business needs to grow. It’s also a great chance to get to know some people, learn all the ins and outs of the space and have a smooth transition into your first day.
Get introduced to the right people
Talking to the spaces Community Manager is the perfect way to get introduced to the right people. Whether you’re in search of a business partner, a possible investor or other people in your industry, the Community Manager can answer all of your questions and point you in the right direction. (Book a meeting with our Community Manager, Nat here!)
Understand the member benefits
There’s so much more to coworking than just well-designed shared office space. Many coworking spaces have additional benefits for their members to assist in their business growth. For example, discounts to local coffee shops, discounts for local services and much more.
Find out how members communicate
Many coworking spaces may have a Facebook page, Slack channel or similar to help members communicate with one another. So, if you’re looking for specific services, advice on business growth or just to attend an event with a friendly face, it’s best to know how you can connect with other members in the space.
Take advantage of in-house events and meetups
Stay up to date with what’s going on in the space you work so that you can attend relevant meetups or industry drinks that may be taking place in the next room - you never know who you might meet or run into!
At the end of the day, the greatest asset of a coworking space are its members. From the people you’ll meet while making a coffee, to the person you sit next to working on their business, each member has the potential to teach, support, challenge, and inspire you.
If you want to learn more, come along to our International Coworking Day celebrations and enjoy a free coworking day with great coffee and local benefits. Find out more here!